I did not like the heroine of this novel at all. The writing was your typical Nan Ryan fare of risque sex scenes in abundance but I felt the story lacked distinction from her previous novels. Indeed, several scenes were reminiscent of her other novels, to put it mildly. Honestly, how many times do you get stuck alone with your love interest in a niche in a canyon wall in the middle of a blinding rain storm for hours?
My absolute favorite author, this novel is wonderful!
Nan Tyan's bold and blazing foray into the deepest recesses of the human heart--the latest triumph by the award-winning author of Sun God, Silken Bondage, Savage Heat, and Cloudcastle.--A selection of the Doubleday Book Club.(back cover)
On the searing sands of New Mexico's wild, unforgiving territory, they met again. Once before, they had faced certain death together. Then, with reckless trust, she'd given herself to a final moment of happiness in the arms of a tender stranger. But fate had spared and parted-them, sending her east to a new life in New York...driving him west to the frontier. He'd never forget the night he'd spent with the flame-haired, silken-skinned, temptress and now, as he guided the exquisite Elizabeth Curtin and her party through the remorseless desert in search of her missing husband and a legendary treasure, she was at his mercy, no longer a mere memory but a willful prize he would risk his life to win even as he swore he would never love her....